Our neighbor recently put up a yard sign. It can’t match the professionally printed sign, above, for production values; but it does deliver the same sort of message.
Our neighbor’s sign, hand-scrawled, says “Patriotism=Scoundrels.” I guess they didn’t like the results of the last election. It also has one of those “not allowed” symbols, a circle with a slash through it, next to the word “Clingers.” That must refer to those Americans famously denounced by President *Batteries Not Included as “clinging bitterly to their god and their guns.”
Well, as long as liberal politicians can’t offer eternal life, forgiveness of sins, and regeneration of the soul, I think it would be much wiser to continue to cling to God, who can and will do all those things.
My question is: “Who is this sign’s audience?” Who is it for? I remember these people voted for Nader in 2000 and then were outraged that Algore lost the election to George W. Bush. But do they really think “patriotism,” whatever they think it may be, is bad? And if it is, what do they propose to put in its place?
The last may be one of those questions it’s better not to know the answer to.